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The National Weather Service issues forecasts and warnings to help save lives.  However, in order for these to be effective, people must know what to do for protection from these hazards. It is important to have a plan of action BEFORE the event strikes, so you will be well prepared when the time comes.

Links to weather safety:


 For Kids, Parents & Teachers


 NWS / NOAA Web Pages








NASA Web Pages



Other Web Pages



Owlie Skywarn


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 Young Meteorologist web page logo


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NASA's Climate Kids web page logo



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 National Weather Service Brochures

If you travel to other parts of the country, you may run into unfamiliar weather situations (e.g. hurricanes, rip currents, etc.). NWS's national headquarters has preparedness brochures for all types of weather. You can find them at the following link:

NWS Brochures, Posters & Booklets

Many of these are in PDF format; you may need to obtain a PDF reader plug-in for your browser.